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FAQ

Few things much scarier than going to jail. When you find yourself caught up in a legal battle, you need to know the ins and outs of the court system. From the lingo to the help and resources available, there is no stone you want to leave unturned. Equip yourself with a wealth of knowledge to ensure you are protected and well-versed throughout the entire bail bonding process.

 

How long does it take to set bail? 

Within hours of being arrested, you will be given the opportunity to post bail. The judge will determine the amount of the bail, and give you the chance to contact a bondsman.

Can I post bail for a friend or relative?

Yes, you will need to obtain as much information as possible about the arrest date, pending charges, what dollar amount the bail is, and where the person is being detained. Once you have gathered the correct information, contact a bondsman to get the ball rolling.

What if I cannot afford a bond?

In the state of Delaware you can obtain a signature bond that involves no money.

What should I expect at my hearing?

Within seven to ten days of your arrest, you’ll have a preliminary hearing, given that you posted bail. At this hearing, the judge will determine whether there is probable cause for a crime to have taken place. If probable cause is found, the judge will proceed to trial.

Can I get bail no matter what I’ve done?

No. The judge will consider flight risk, alleged crime, public safety, and criminal history to determine whether or not you’re eligible. The more serious the alleged crime is, the harder it is going to be to make bail.

What is an Indemnitor?

An Indemnitor is what’s known as a co-signer. An Indemnitor will make sure the defendant complies with the conditions of their bail. If the defendant fails to abide by these conditions, the Indemnitor is held liable for the entire amount of the bail or collateral.

What is collateral?

Collateral can be anything that is valuable. Motor vehicles, real estate property, jewelry, firearms, and computers can all be used as collateral for your bond.

No matter what side of the law you are on, it is important for you to be well-informed. Whether you need to obtain a bail bond or are interested in pursuing a career as a bondsman, we are committed to helping you find the answers you need.

If you need bail here in Delaware, call us at Free Delaware Bail Bonds now at 302-407-0939!

Serving all counties in the state.